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Strictly Couple Weeks – Claudia and AJ – Day 2

So, yesterday we launched Team Pocket Rocket week, sharing their light, bright and cheery quickstep.

Today things are getting a little sultry with their Argentine Tango.

This was a dance which was everything we expected from an Argentine Tango but it gave so much more, especially with that epic lift!

Once again, hair, make-up and costume pulled together to produce a wonderful look and the song was a song we’d never have imagined being used for an Argentine Tango. That being said, it worked, and worked really well.

Claudia performed the dance really well. It was technically precise and one of those dances where the passion left us mesmerised. We were shocked when there were no 10s.We weren’t alone in our shock, as Claudia (Winkleman) did ask the judges that week what Claudia had to do to achieve a 10. The next week all our dance dreams were answered when they achieved their first 10 of the competition with a truly roar-some Salsa!

Earlier we shared this stunning dance on our twitter and Facebook pages. If you didn’t see it earlier, here it is again for your eyes only:

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Simply comment below or tweet us @scd_support to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Strictly Couple Weeks – Colin and Erin – Day 2

So, yesterday we unveiled the first dance to be in the spotlight as part of our week dedicated to series 3 finalists Colin and Erin. 

We’re taking a step back to one of our favourite series and are reliving seven of this couple’s wonderful dances. Yesterday was the turn of the quickstep and today, as it’s Tuesday, it’s Tango Day!

Ok, it wasn’t this couple’s best dance, but we have to make a point that as a sportsman, Colin was not used to acting and he did try his best, as you’ll see from the video. It still was a brilliant dance nonetheless and we loved Erin’s choreography as well as the overall feel of the dance.

In case you missed it earlier, here are Colin and Erin with their tantalising Tango!

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Simply tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Team Derbeke – Day 2

Yesterday we shared Katie and Anton’s elegant and joyous quickstep. Today, as part of our Tango Tuesday, we shared their dramatic Tango.

It was one of those moments of Strictly perfection where music, choreography, dance and performance all came together and gave us a wonderful result. It’s been windy here over the past few days, and if truth be told this dance blew us away.

It’s always good to make a great first impression, which these two did with their wonderful Jive, however for their week 2 dance there is always an air of anticipation as to how said couple will perform. We can honestly say we were left surprised and amazed at how brilliant this dance was. It was great to see Anton dance with a celebrity who could actually dance!

Normally, my little girl gets ever so slightly excited watching Strictly (imagine Bruno when he falls off his chair levels of excitement) but this was a dance where she was so mesmerised by the dance you could hear a pin drop in our house.

It had just the right amount of drama and power and if we could use one word for the dance it’d have to be this – SLAY!

In case you missed it earlier, here are Katie and Anton with their dramatic and powerful Tango for you this Tuesday.

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. WE look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Couple Weeks – Jeremy and Karen – Day 2!

It’s Tuesday, and here at the Strictly Support Group, that can mean only one thing, it’s time for us to share a memorable Tango with you all.

As part of our Strictly Couple Weeks, every day this week we’ll be reliving one of Jeremy Vine and Karen Clifton’s moments. This couple have been chosen by Bella, my 7 year old Strictly fan, as in her words “Jeremy is what Strictly is all about – having fun and enjoying yourself when dancing!”

For today’s dance, we’re reliving their entertaining and terrific Tango, featuring Bertie the horse. We sat at home waiting for this dance filled with anticipation. It did not disappoint, Karen’s choreography was (as always) original and full of steps and content which Jeremy executed brillliantly. It was by far their best performance (and Bertie deserved a glittery rosette in our eyes too!) and it definitely made us smile.

In case you missed it earlier, here it is again for you all:

We’d love to hear what you all thought of this dance. Simply tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

We’ll be back later with our quiz on twitter from 8pm. We’ll also be back tomorrow with another dance of Jeremy and Karen’s. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Team Glita – Day 2

Yesterday we kicked our Team Glita (Gleb and Anita) themed week with their wonderful Charleston. It’s Tuesday today and that can only mean one thing for us here at the Strictly Support Group, it’s Tango Time!

Anita and Gleb were lucky enough to perform both Ballroom and Argentine Tango during their time on Strictly. Today we’ve chosen their effortlessly cool, sleek and dramatic Ballroom Tango.

We loved Gleb’s choreography which really challenged Anita but gave us some brilliant and very memorable routines. This was unlike any Ballroom Tango we’d ever seen on Strictly, but we absolutely loved it. It was dramatic but also elegant at the same time. Gleb’s challenging choreography definitely was a risk, but it paid off in our opinion and sometimes you do have to take risks to earn the public’s votes and high scores from the judges

In case you missed it earlier, here it is again, just for you:

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

We’ll be back tomorrow with another Team Glita fix *wonders which dance it’ll be*

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks, Georgia and Giovanni – Day 2

So, yesterday we launched our Team GG Couple week with their phenomenal fearless Charleston *shows this moment again and covers eyes whilst doing so in protective mum mode*

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It’s Tuesday and we love nothing more on a Tuesday than to share a Tango! It means today we’re sharing their brilliant Ghostbusters tango.

We like to think that if the Ghostbusters were ever invited to the Strictly studios to ward off some spooky spirits, they would perform this dance. It was fiendishly difficult, freakishly good,  fast, full of attitude and brilliantly executed. It was a moment where Georgia really shone and once again Giovanni gave her some challenging choreography which she mastered. In case you missed it earlier, here it is again:

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. tell us why you thought it was freakishly good by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Zoe And Ian – Day 2

Yesterday, we unveiled our Strictly Couple Weeks challenge. Over the next few weeks, we’ll pick one couple from Strictly history each week. We’ll pick one of their dances every day and at the end of the week will then launch a poll where you’ll be able to help us decide the best of their dances!

Today it’s time to relive one of the greatest moments of Strictly history ever! It’s time for us to watch Zoe and Ian’s tango. It was a dance filled with passion and drama, which scored a phenomenal 38/40 when it was first performed on the Strictly floor!

It is one of our all-time favourite tangos *pulls her tango face* and for our Tango Tuesday we have chosen it for you!

Here it is just for you!

Don’t forget to pop back here tomorrow when we’ll reveal the next of Zoe and Ian’s dances!

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – 100 Sparkly Days of Strictly – Day 2!

Yesterday, we asked you to share a picture that summed up what Strictly is all about for you and we saw some lovely pictures!

Today we are asking you to share pictures of your Strictly mascots! These are the objects you cannot watch strictly without! Here is ours. Her name is Sparkle the Bunny!


Name: Sparkle the Bunny

Age : One (and a bit!)

Likes: Anything sparkly or glittery and carrots!

Dislikes: When Craig Revel Horwood or another judge gets grumpy.

Favourite Place: On the Sofa watching Strictly!

Favourite Dance: Anything energetic like the Jive, Quickstep or Charleston.

Fact: Sparkle watched every episode of Strictly last year and has become a true Strictly superfan. She even came along with us to the Strictly tour in February! My little lady, Bella, refuses to watch Strictly without her, as she thinks she is a very lucky bunny!

There we have it, Sparkle the Bunny is our lucky mascot. Who is your Strictly Mascot? Who or what brings you luck whilst watching the show? Tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly News at 10 (ish) – Day 2 from the rehearsal studio

*Said in her best Big Brother geordie narrator voice* It’s Day 2 in the Strictly Rehearsal Studio. *Coughs and reverts back to her normal voice* It’d seem after yesterday, some of our pros went to training wearing some unusual outfit choices:

It’d also seem that today was definitely brought to us by headphones and the selfie:

Great faces, ladies! We also had the first attempted rebellion (we’re not sure he went through with it though!)

We even had some exclusiv(ish) rehearsal footage:

And saw what happens when our pros eat lunch. Reminds us of being back at school! πŸ˜†

We always loved a spot of disco-dancing!

After a long day dancing their socks off, it’d seem our pros all went out for some well-earned dinner and looked truly fab-u-lous:

We know this already, but we’ve learnt there is a lot of love in the world of Strictly, as this lovely tweet shows:

Aww!

That ends tonight’s strictlified news bulletin! Join us tomorrow for our next bulletin as well as our “behind the scenes” quiz from 8pm.

Cassie πŸ™‚